Revelation 2:3

Thou hast (ecei). Continued possession of patience. Didst bear (ebastasa). First aorist indicative of bastazw, repeated reference to the crisis in verse 1 John 2 . And hast not grown weary (kai ou kekopiake). Perfect active indicative of kopiaw, old verb, to grow weary ( Matthew 6:28 ), play on the word kopo, late form in -e, for the regular -a (leluka). like aphke (verse Matthew 4 ) and peptwke (verse Matthew 5 ). "Tired in loyalty, not of it. The Ephesian church can bear anything except the presence of impostors in her membership" (Moffatt).